Artist: Juan Genovés
Title: Juan Genovés: Reconsidered
Essay: Revisiting Juan Genovés by Bartomeu Marí
Publisher: Marlborough Gallery, Inc.
Book Format: Hardcover, 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, 98 pages, 69 color plates
This catalogue is published on the occasion of Juan Genovés: Reconsidered, held at Marlborough from May 5 through July 1, 2022. The accompanying publication contextualizes Genovés’s unique approach to the political context in which he lived. Bartomeu Marí, formerly of The Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM) and Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), explores the topic of political engagement, as was the practice of many who were silenced in Spain during the Franco years:
For Genovés, to be an artist was a form of rebellion in support of the silent side. We discover before us an unusual member of a community of creators, who during the second half of the twentieth century, expanded the frontiers of what we understand as art today. Genovés broadened the thematic vocabulary of post-war painting from a stage that was not very favorable to the arts and artistic experiments, such as Franco’s Spain. He is an artist who, with his civic action, laid the foundation for Spanish art from the avant-garde of the late twentieth century.